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After I moved into a new home, I realized that there were some real problems with our garage door. It didn't always open easily, and when it did, it seemed to have issues closing all the way. I knew that we had to do something, so I started looking around for a place that offered garage door service. I was able to find an incredible business that offered garage door sales and service, and they helped us to find replacement parts that could resolve the issues. This blog is all about keeping your garage door working well and avoiding repair costs in the long run.

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2 Troubleshooting Tips For Your Garage Door Remote

by Perry Wilson

An overhead garage door with an automatic opener makes your life much easier. However when your remote stops working, all that ease and convenience goes right out the window. Before you call a repair person out to your house to see what the problem is, you can try some troubleshooting to see if you can fix the problem yourself. 

Remote Doesn't React at All

If you hit the button and you don't get any response from the remote, the first thing you need to check is the batteries. Even if you only use the remote a couple of times a day, your batteries are going to eventually wear out. To check the batteries, you need to turn the remote over. The cover over the battery chamber may need a screwdriver to open it or you may be able to just slide it off. If your batteries are something like an AA or AAA, try rolling the batteries in the compartment and see if that helps. Sometimes the batteries don't make a full connection with the terminals, and rolling them changes the way they connect to the terminals. If you have button batteries, it may be harder to do that. You can try taking them out of the remote and then putting them back in. If that helps, then you have earned yourself a reprieve, but it's a good idea to buy new batteries and change them as soon as possible. 

Remote Reacts But Doesn't Open Door

If the lights come on but nothing happens, you may need to reprogram your remote. Your remote and your garage door opener need to be able to connect in order to work. It is possible for them to fall out of sync, which will make it impossible for the remote to talk to the opener. You can reprogram it yourself. Generally, what you are going to need to do is press certain buttons in a particular series. You should be able to find the information in your owner's manual. If you can't find the information or it doesn't work, then you are going to need to have your remote analyzed to see what's wrong with it. The tech can come out to your house and use their machines to figure out what the problem is and reset everything. 

For more information, or if you would like professional assistance, contact Automatic Door Company or a similar organization.

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